Lake Manitou (Indiana) facts for kids
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|Basin countries||United States|
|Surface area||775 acres (314 ha)|
|Average depth||11 ft (3.4 m)|
|Max. depth||55 ft (17 m)|
|Shore length1||8 mi (13 km)|
|Surface elevation||781 ft (238 m)|
|1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.|
Lake Manitou is a man-made lake in Rochester, Indiana, created in 1827 by the Federal government of the United States for the Potowatomi Native American tribe. The lake was created as a part of the Treaty with the Potowatomi that required the U.S. Government to create a mill for Potowatomi use. The Potowatomi originally called the lake Man-I-Toe which translated to the Devil's Lake due to the belief that a monster lived in the lake. The lake contains about 775 acres (3.14 km2) of open water, with a maximum depth of 65 feet (20 m).
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